Colored denim has been all the rage as Fashionistas have been running around with brightly colored legs for the past couple seasons. While color is still the star, less bright versions have recently been stealing the show. Although I love my colored denim in watermelon, persimmon orange and royal blue shades, I'm becoming more and more intrigued by softer hues, which have a more wearable and even professional appeal without losing their fun vibe.
This Fashionista grabbed my attention in her pair of Adriano Goldschmied mauve denim as she strolled the streets on a warm spring day. I especially love how her more neutral denim doesn't overpower the studded detail of her otherwise simple Free People tank. In addition, she wore a buttered-tan leather crossbody bag from Old Navy, simple T-strap Steve Madden sandals and vintage-looking accessories gifted by her mother.
Not only do I love the cooler tone of her mauve denim, but I also love this statement top, which has just enough detailing without being overdone. This outfit can be recreated using similar pieces even in different colors. I'm a fan of these skinny jeggings in lilac as well as this soft turquoise pair from ASOS. I love this studded top, but I also like the idea of making the sandals the statement feature, which can be done by wearing these glitzy sandals from DSW. Finally, I adore this Fashionista's crossbody bag, but I also love the more worn look of vintage bags such as this genuine leather version from Etsy in an almost identical shape.
Summer is surely the time for bold pieces and color, but sometimes it's nice to step back and stick with the basics that are jazzed up just enough, but not too much.